The low-skilled are more likely than others to be unemployed, have bad health and earn much less, according to the first OECD Survey of Adult Skills. Countries with greater inequality in skills proficiency also have higher income inequality.
Joint statement by ILO Director-General Guy Ryder and OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría on the occasion of the G20 Labour and Employment Ministers’ Meeting, Moscow, 18-19 July 2013
This report comes at a crucial time, as the economic recovery remains hesitant and uneven, and when over 48 million people are still out work in the OECD area. Unemployment is a social tragedy that we urgently need to address.
Unemployment in OECD countries will remain high through 2014, with young people and the low-skilled hit hardest, according to a new OECD report.
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This report has been prepared by the OECD at the request of the G20 Task Force on Employment. The report benefited from discussion and information contributed by all G20 countries.
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Statistical update for the Meeting of G20 Labour and Employment Ministers, Moscow, 18-19 July 2013
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This report has been prepared by the ILO and OECD at the request of the G20 Task Force on Employment co-chaired by Mr. Aleksey Vovchenko (russian Federation) and Ms. Mararet Kidd (Australia).
The OECD, in collaboration with the ILO, has prepared a series of reports to support the Ministers’ discussions at the G20 Labour and Employment Ministerial meeting in Russia
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Norway should improve incentives to encourage people to work longer, says OECD in its latest report Ageing and Employment Policies: Norway 2013
This report provides an overview of the substantial ageing and employment policy initiatives already implemented in Norway over the past decade and identifies areas where more should be done, covering both supply-side and demand-side aspects.
To give better incentives to carry on working, the report recommends further reforms in the second-pillar pension schemes, particularly for public sector employees. On the side of employers, it is important to progress towards more age-neutral hiring decisions and to review of age limits for mandatory retirement.
To improve the employability of older workers, the focus should be to promote job-related training with a particular focus on mid-career workers and to encourage initiatives based on a full-time culture and good working conditions for all.